Summary of 10 January

INFORMATION

6:00 AM, Moscow time, 10.01.2018

Emergency Ministry’s managing bodies and forces of constant readiness are on high alert from 9 AM on 25 December 2017 to 9 AM on 10 January 2018 to ensure their readiness to respond to possible crisis situations and accidents during working days, weekends and holidays.

Cyclone in Far East of Russia

A cyclone has been affecting Far East of Russia since 8 January 2018 bringing snowfalls, snowstorms and winds gusting up to 20 m/s.

8 sections of regional roads are closed for interurban buses and 2 sections of regional roads are completely closed in Sakhalin Region.

There are 4 stationary warming centers, 8 mobile ones are ready to be deployed. 3 task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Sakhalin Region Directorate are working. Airmobile teams of the Emergency Ministry’s Sakhalin Region Directorate and Sakhalin branch of the Far Eastern Regional SAR Unit are working in cooperation with the regional road services.

The ferry crossing between Vanino and Kholmsk in the Strait of Tartary has been closed since 11 PM on 8 January 2018 as a precaution due to bad weather. There are no lines of vehicles.

Power was knocked out in more than 400 houses, 5 social facilities and 3 boiler rooms in 7 settlements in 5 municipalities at 12 PM on 9 January 2018 (all social facilities and boiler rooms have back-up power generators).

Khomutovo international airport in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk has been closed since 10:15 PM on 9 January 2018. 11 flights were delayed by decisions of airlines during the past 24 hours. The passengers are kept updated and provided with everything necessary by carriers in accordance with the federal ai travel code.

Lessons were cancelled in 35 schools in 3 municipalities on 10 January 2018.

Managing bodies and forces of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city section of the Sakhalin Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System are operating under the state of emergency.

2 sections of regional roads between Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur and between Lidoga and Vanino in Khabarovsk Territory were temporarily closed for interurban buses since 9:30 AM on 9 January 2018 and until further notice.

5 mobile and 11 stationary warming centers have been deployed, 5 mobile warming centers are ready to be deployed. Airmobile tams of the Emergency Ministry’s Khabarovsk Territory Directorate and Amur Rescue Center are working in cooperation with regional road services.

Over the past 24 hours, 39 vehicles were pulled from snowdrifts on a section of the road linking the settlements of Firsovo and Vzmorye in Dolinsk Urban District, Sakhalin Region. Joint task forces kept on patrolling and checking dangerous and closed sections of roads.

As of 6 AM on 10 January 2018: more than 70 houses remain without power in 2 settlements in 2 municipalities in Sakhalin Region. The repairs are scheduled to be finished at 12 PM on 10 January 2018.

Traffic police posts are deployed on the roads, joint task forces are patrolling and checking on the dangerous and closed sections of roads.

The population are kept updated on safe conduct via TV channels and radio stations, OKSION terminals, text messages and using radio channels of long-distance truck-drivers.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, on 10 January 2018, the cyclone is going to shift to the northeast and continue affecting Sakhalin Region bringing snowfalls and winds gusting up to 25 m/s.

More than 1,860 people and 490 units of equipment, including 151 people and 83 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the cyclone.

Cyclone in Ciscaucasia of Russia

A cyclone has been affecting Ciscaucasia of Russia since 9 January 2018 bringing rains, sleet and wind gusting up to 20 m/s.

The R-217 Kavkaz federal motorway was closed between kilometer markers 2 and 18 from 4:40 PM and 6 PM on 9 January 2018 in Stavropol Territory due to high wind and icy conditions. Traffic police posts were deployed, joint task forces patrolled dangerous sections.

Power was cut off in 49 settlements in 4 municipalities in Dagestan.

As of 6 AM on 10 January 2018: 12 settlements remain without power in 4 municipalities, the repairs are scheduled to be finished at 9 AM on 10 January 2018.

2 settlements remained without power from 7:55 PM to 9:50 PM on 9 January 2018 in North Ossetia-Alania due to cutoff of a high-voltage power line.

Two traffic accidents during which two passenger buses overturned to the side of the road happened on 9 January 2018 in the town of Vladikavkaz and Georgievsk District, Stavropol Territory.

The North Ossetia-Alania Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission has closed the section of the Military Georgian Motorway between Vladikavkaz and Verkhny Lars since 8:30 PM on 9 January 2018 and until further notice, for safety reasons and due to bad weather in Georgia.

A mobile warming center has been deployed, there are 2 stationary warming centers near the checkpoint in the settlement of Verkhny Lars. The drivers are provided with everything necessary. The population and drivers are kept updated.

As of 6 AM on 10 January 2018: there are 32 trucks and 18 cars at the checkpoint in Verkhny Lars.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates, repair and comprehensive brigades are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services.

The population are kept updated on safe conduct via TV channels and radio stations, OKSION terminals, text messages and using radio channels of long-distance truck-drivers.

All necessary preventive measures are being taken to minimize the impact of the cyclone.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, on 10 January 2018, the cyclone is going to shift to the south closer to Georgia and stop affecting areas in Russia.

More than 560 people and 90 units of equipment, including more than 330 people and 26 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the cyclone.

Emergency situations over past 24 hours

Gas explosion in Chechnya

A gas explosion not followed by a fire happened at 8:35 PM on 9 January 2018 in a greenhouse in a private household at Matrosov 10, in the settlement of Germenchuk, Shali District. The cause of the explosion is faulty heating equipment. The injured were taken to hospital No 4 in the city of Grozny. 19 people and 5 units of equipment, including 8 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the incident.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 319 fires, including 234 of them in residential areas. 83 people have been affected, 20 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 11 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 210 times to respond totraffic accidents.

297 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 187 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 7 times. Psychological has been provided on 21 occasions.

Additional information

Disruption in cold water supply in Rostov Region

Weaker supply of cold water was turned on to 47 houses and 5 social facilities (a school, 2 day-care centers, a cadet school and an orphanage) at 3:20 PM on 6 January 2018 in the settlement of Zarechny of the town of Belaya Kalitva due to a break of a water pipe on the bottom of the Seversky Donets river. Heating supply was no disrupted.

An emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Rostov Region Directorate are working in cooperation with representatives of the administration and emergency services. Managing bodies and facilities of the Belaya Kalitva town section of the Rostov Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System are operating under the state of emergency.

An Emergency Ministry’s team of divers found the break on 7 January, 8 meters off the bank on the depth of 2 meters.

Drinking and service water is being supplied (by 12 special tank lorries), a stock of drinking and service water was made and is being replenished at social facilities. A social worker was assigned to each bed-ridden patient to help to get water.

Over the past 24 hours:

A back-up pipe was laid (600 meters 200 mm in diameter), water supply system was chlorinated and washed;

The population got everything necessary (more than 27 thousand liters of drinking water was delivered), assistance and updates on the current situation and measures being taken.

Operations scheduled for 10 January 2018: a reserve tank at a pumping station (3,000 cubic meters) is going to be filled with water and normal water supply will be restored.

The water supply is scheduled to return to its normal parameters at 12 PM on 10 January 2018.

62 people and 17 units of equipment, including 26 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there was a power outage in the town of Kostroma. The disruption was addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.

Monitoring of air in Moscow and Moscow Region

Residents of the city of Moscow and towns in Moscow Region have been complaining about the smell of hydrogen sulfide since 8 December 2017.

Tests show that the source of the pollution is the Kuchino refuse dump (the town of Balashikha, Moscow Region) which is now being degassed. 55 wells have been drilled for that purpose.

56 stations of Mosecomonitoring, as well as task forces and mobile laboratories of the Emergency Ministry and Rospotrebnadzor (federal consumer rights protection authority) are monitoring the air. No excesses of maximum permissible levels of pollutants were registered during the past 24 hours.

On 9 January, 5 complaints were received from residents of the city of Moscow and Moscow Region, each of which were attended to. The mobile labs ran some additional tests and found no excess of maximum permissible levels of pollutants.

A Mosecomonitoring’s station reported no excesses of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center Antistikhia, the weather will not have negative effect on environmental situation on 10 January.

The situation is under control.

The Emergency Ministry advises: If there is an unpleasant smell, one should avoid staying outside and limit the time of outdoor physical activity, try to not open windows, to do the cleaning with water at homes and offices, to use air conditioners and cleaners. People suffering from chronic lung problems should have medicines at hand. Children and pregnant women should avoid long walks especially along motorways. If one feels unwell, they should see a doctor.

If there is a strange smell, please call the help line of the Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Directorate 8(495) 637-22-22 or Moscow Region Directorate 8(498) 505-41-70.

Ash release by volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Shiveluch volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District released ash at 2:10 AM on 10 January 2018, to a height of up to 11,000 meters. The cloud of ash spread 32 km northeast of the volcano to the Ozernoi Bay.

No ash falls were registered in settlements. No tourist groups were registered around the volcano. Air travel was not disrupted.

Humanitarian assistance

Philippines

Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 15 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering more than 495 tons of relief supplies (food and saw timber) to the Philippines.

Commonwealth of Dominica

Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 23 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering more than 235 tons of relief supplies (food, construction materials, power stations and tents) to the Commonwealth of Dominica hit by a hurricane.